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Is the Pocket PC fading?
Posted on 10-Jun-2003 07:40 | Tags Filed under: News

"It's no secret that the smartphone market is booming. Many studies expect it to be ten times or more the size of the PDA market within just a few years. PDAs still haven't become "everyone has one" items but cell phones have. And most of what people use PDAs for can be done by a reasonably good smartphone just as well. For many consumers, a Pocket PC would just be superfluous. They'd already have all their Outlook data in their phone.

I know Microsoft sees this. What if they've decided to pour all their mobile resources into Smartphone for the "I just need info on the go" crowd and wait for OEMs to make smaller Tablet PCs for the "I want an office in my pocket" people? Microsoft has been known in the past to be perfectly willing to wait for the market to catch up with their vision. They might be doing it again.

"Basically, it's starting to look like Pocket PC will be Microsoft's version of the Apple Newton. One of the guys in my writer's group still uses his Newton today, but he'll admit that selection and support aren't what they were before Apple abandoned the platform. Are Pocket PC users setting themselves up for a similar future?"


More information: http://www.writingonyourpalm.net/column030609...
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